Monday, January 3, 2011

Gram dal + Tomato chutney

This comes from maternal Grandmother. She is the chutney expert of the house. I have learnt so many things from her, that i would need another life time to achieve her level of skill :)

Ingredients :

Ripe Tomatoes (sour ones) - 4 large
Gran dal - 1/4 Cup
Red chillies - 6 nos.
Salt - To taste
Oil - 1 spoonful
Mustard - 1/8 of a spoon
Split urad dal - 1/8 of a spoon
Cummin - 1/8 of a spoon
Curry leaf - 10 nos.
Turmeric powder - small pinch

Method :

Add some oil to the wok. Once hot, add the gram dal and red chillies to it. Once nicely roasted, remove to a plate. Now to the same oil add the tomatoes and cook till done along with turmeric powder. Let it cool. Grind the roasted dal, tomatoes and red chillies to a smooth paste (Add water if required). Season with mustard, cummin, curry leaves and urad dal. Serve with Dosa/Idly. This can be had with hot rice as well.

Note : If you are planning to serve this with rice, ensure you dont add too much water while griding.

I love to have some kind of sev with this chutney. Try it with boondi. I swear you will fall for it.

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